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Finance Certification

Many departments on campus had requested data entry access but had been turned down due to weak internal controls and the lack of a central training program. The development of the Finance Certification program opened up access to the system, which has given many new departments the ability to take control of their financial processes. … Continue reading "Finance Certification"

April 16, 2008


Project Delivery Manual

Previously a lack of planning resulted into too many changes during the delivery phases of projects. Quality of work, time and cost factors were ail affected and largely uncontrolled. Internally, the lack of integration and coordination resulted in conflicts. The increase in the volume and the complexity of projects compounded issues. Professionals could no longer … Continue reading "Project Delivery Manual"

April 16, 2008


UBC Ecotrek Project: Reducing energy consumption and improve/renew infrastructure through a cost recoverable mechanism

Over the last 3 years, there were more than 550 trades people involved in the construction of Ecotrek. Nearly, every person among the 43,000 faculty, staff and students on campus were affected by the retrofit. They looked at energy, at water, sewage, all the utility inputs and outputs of the university. They looked at personal … Continue reading "UBC Ecotrek Project: Reducing energy consumption and improve/renew infrastructure through a cost recoverable mechanism"

April 16, 2008


Computer Wellness Campaign

The Working Group on Information Security (WGIS) representing a broad cross-section of the University was instrumental in sponsoring and supporting the development of the computer wellness team. All members of the Computer Wellness sub-committee were active in participation and included expertise from Campus Community Police, ITS, Research Services, Internal Audit, Housing, University Student’s Council, Faculty … Continue reading "Computer Wellness Campaign"

April 16, 2007


Internal Control Review Project (ICRP) (Control Environment Assesment)

The members of the Internal Control Review Project Team were involved in the review of the individual statements that were adapted from the COSO model. Members recommended changes which typically involved semantics without compromising context. A demonstration session was then held with all team members, to determine approximate time to conduct a session and to … Continue reading "Internal Control Review Project (ICRP) (Control Environment Assesment)"

April 16, 2007


Tri-Council Compliance Project

Specific consultations were not conducted with the research community about this project. However, it is understood that researchers are the primary beneficiaries of improved administrative processes and increased understanding/awareness of Tri-Council guidelines. The effort expended on the administration of research activity has the greatest impact on Research Services and Financial Reporting. Due to the close … Continue reading "Tri-Council Compliance Project"

April 16, 2007


Uvic’s WebVote System for Elections, Referenda and Surveys

More than 50 elections have been conducted over the past 6 years, and have demonstrated the value of extending accessibility to students and faculty who may be working at off-campus locations. Almost all elections, including to Senate and Board of Governors, Faculty ratifications, Convocation and Student Society elections, are now conducted using WebVote. WebVote supports … Continue reading "Uvic’s WebVote System for Elections, Referenda and Surveys"

April 16, 2007


Managing major construction projects on-time, on-budget and on-ethic ‰ÛÒ a holistic approach

The Construction Control Group has empowered the frontline stakeholders to do “the right thing” every time. The process has involved Board members, the President’s team, the executing departments – all the way through to the enthusiastic installation of faculty and students in the new facilities. The broad participation has created a sense of tangible personal … Continue reading "Managing major construction projects on-time, on-budget and on-ethic ‰ÛÒ a holistic approach"

April 16, 2007


Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Disbursement Process at UBC

The project was developed and implemented through close consultation with a number of stakeholders from the UBC campus community, including the BPR (Business Process Re-Engineering) team, the Finance Educational Advisory Committee, the CFBA (Committee of Faculty Business Administrators) group, the Travel Committee, the PeopleSoft FMS Advisory Group, the PeopleSoft Steering Committee, and the Audit Committee. … Continue reading "Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Disbursement Process at UBC"

April 16, 2006


Automating the Risk Self-Assessment Process Using a Website Interface

By its nature, the methodology involves obtaining self-assessments from all administrative and academic department heads. In addition, senior management and other key stakeholders that included amongst others, deans of multidepartment faculties, members of finance and planning and budget and academic staff are periodically surveyed by Internal Audit to provide individual assessments and ranking of identified … Continue reading "Automating the Risk Self-Assessment Process Using a Website Interface"

April 16, 2006


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